Kick off meeting in Vienna

In September 2007, the current ERA-NET project period ended; at the same time eight transnational research projects initiated under the auspices of CORE Organic was launched. In order to start the new research projects, a two-day kick-off meeting was held in Vienna on 13-14 September 2007

> See the programme (PDF)

During the meeting the eight new transnational research projects were presented and potential benefits and constraints of transnational research cooperations in organic food and farming through an ERANET were discussed. Furthermore, the outputs, findings and the "lessons learned" during the 3-year period of the ERA-NET project CORE Organic were presented and discussed.

Below you will find all presentations given at the Vienna kick-off meeting in PDF format.

CORE Organic project presentations

Risks and Recommendations Regarding Human Pathogens in Organic Vegetable Production Chains (PathOrganic)

Angela Sessitsch, Austrian Research Centres (AT)

Potential improvement of the salutary effect of organic dairy milk by forage species and by supplementation (PHYTOMILK)

Anne-Maj Gustavsson, Swedish University of Agriculture (SE)

AGronomical and TEChnological methods to improve ORGanic wheat quality (AGTEC-Org)

Christophe David, ISARA Lyon (FR)

Quality analysis of critical control points within the whole food chain and their impact on food quality, safety and health (QACCP)

Johannes Kahl, University of Kassel (DE)

Prevention of selected diseases and parasites in organic pig herds - by means of a HACCP based management and surveillance programme (COREPIG)

Marianne Bonde, University of Aarhus (DK)

Minimising medicine use in organic dairy herds through animal health and welfare planning (ANIPLAN)

Mette Vaarst, University of Aarhus (DK)

Innovative Public Organic food Procurement for Youth (iPOPY)

Anne-Kristin Løes, Bioforsk - Norwegian Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Research (NO)

Farmer Consumer Partnerships (FCP)

Ulrich Hamm, University of Kassel (DE)

Achievements and results of CORE Organic

Results and achievements of three years of cooperation in the ERA-NET CORE Organic

Erik Steen Kristensen, DARCOF, project coordinator of CORE Organic

Added value from working together

Urs Niggli, Thomas Alföldi & Helga Willer, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FIBL)

Scientific evaluation of transnational projects – Between credibility and national preferences (WP 5)

Thomas Alföldi & Urs Niggli, FiBL; Stéphane Bellon & Julien Blanc, INRA

Identification and prioritisation of collaborative R&D (WP 6)

Lucy Barnard, Defra (UK)

Coordination and implementation of future research topics with joint funding (WP 7)

Ulrikka Geber, SLU (SE), Manuela Kienegger & Anita Silmbrod, BMLFUW (AT)

Other presentations

The 7th Research Framework Programme in the area “Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology”

Jean-François Maljean, European Commission, DG Research, Directorate E: Biotechnologies, Agriculture, Food

What are the challenges of communicating research projects transnationally and how do you manage this communication?

Signe Herbers Poulsen, Danish Research Centre for Organic Food and Farming (DARCOF)

News pictures and supplements

Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming